Archive for October 2020

what are the different types of mouthwash

What are the Different Types of Mouthwash and Which are Best?

Sometimes patients ask – what are the different types of mouthwash? The next question usually is, “which are best?” The answer depends on your needs and preferences. 

This article is not a substitute for professional dental advice. Please see your dental health provider discuss any dental health issues or concerns. We hope this article empowers you to make healthy decisions for you and your family.

Some people use mouthwash for cosmetic reasons such as whitening their teeth or freshening their breath. Others use mouthwash for more therapeutic reasons such as cavity prevention or to fight gum disease. Some therapeutic mouthwashes are prescription-only while others are available to purchase over-the-counter.

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what causes tongue tie

What Causes Tongue Tie?

Sometimes patients, especially new parents, ask us, what causes tongue tie? Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a congenital issue that originates at birth that may cause problems eating and eventually speaking.

Basically, some infants are born with a frenulum (the fold of skin beneath the tongue, or between the lip and the gum) that didn’t develop as normal. Usually, there is a short or tight band of tissue that tethers the tongue and limits movement. This limits the mobility of the child’s tongue. For example, children with tongue-tie may have trouble sticking their tongue out or moving it from side to side.

There are many variations in the severity of ankyloglossia, and it presents itself differently in different children. Since each case is different, individual medical attention is essential. This article is not a substitute for medical attention. We hope this article on what causes tongue tie raises awareness about an issue that affects some children’s dental and overall physical health

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electric toothbrush vs manual toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush vs Manual Toothbrush: Our Complete Guide

Everyone knows they must brush their teeth, but sometimes patients are unsure of the best way to brush their teeth. When it comes to choosing between an electric toothbrush vs manual toothbrush, some people feel overwhelmed by the choice.

We hope this guide will help you make the best decision for yourself and your family. This article isn’t intended to replace professional dental care. The choice between an electric toothbrush vs manual toothbrush depends largely on your preferences, budget, lifestyle, and oral hygiene needs.

Whichever option you choose, we urge all of our patients to brush their teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste containing fluoride. Please change your toothbrush every two to three months. We also urge you to floss daily. Finally, visit your dentist as recommended for a thorough examination and professional cleaning. Once you have the basics down, most of the other options are just details. 

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